Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 170

The scriptures read are Nehemiah 4-6, Psalm 138 and 1 Corinthians 13.

Nehemiah 4-6. Nehemiah describes the nerve-wracking conditions under which the wall is rebuilt--guards, even the builders armed against those who would stop the Jews from their task. Then he has to deal with a revolt due to the rich gouging their fellow Jews. Nehemiah shames them into returning property and not charging interest. Then he has to deal with a psy-ops campaign from his enemies who were not above bribing  "prophets" to lead Nehemiah astray.

Psalm 138. A psalm of praise and confidence.

1 Corinthians 13. Do yourself a favor and read this beautiful but oh too familiar chapter in the J. B. Phillips translation here or the Message here. No further commentary needed.

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